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Granger And Blanch Launch New Album On ABC Classic
February 9 @ 7:00 pm
Harpist Emily Granger and guitarist Andrew Blanch, two of Australia’s finest musicians have teamed up to record an album, Suite mágica, on the ABC Classic label. They will celebrate their collaboration with a national concert tour from 1 February.
The pioneering duo are celebrated soloists in their own right and Andrew and Emily combine forces in this unusual. Between them, their 53 strings offer a unique richness of resonance and an expanded range of expressive possibilities.
Andrew and Emily have performed together in many venues like the Sydney Opera House, UKARIA, Melbourne Recital Centre, and as touring artists for Musica Viva Australia and Music in the Regions. This concert tour takes them to Melbourne, Sydney, Hobart, Franklin, Canberra, Adelaide and Cairns.
Suite mágica, their debut recording features Impressionist masterpieces by Ravel and Granados, substantial multi-movement works by South American composers Máximo Diego Pujol and Marco Pereira, and a suite of brand-new works written especially for the duo by celebrated Australian composers Elena Kats-Chernin, Sally Whitwell and Tristan Coelho, before finishing with a new arrangement of an exquisite Ross Edwards miniature.
Andrew Blanch has a growing profile as a concerto soloist having performed and recorded with orchestras throughout Australia as well as in Spain, and recently in Brazil, where he recorded a new guitar concerto by Chilean-Australian composer Daniel Rojas.
US-born, Australian-based harpist Emily Granger is Principal Harp with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Emily straddles the worlds of classical, popular and art music, including appearances with Yo-Yo Ma, Sarah Blasko and Renée Fleming, recitals from Carnegie Hall to the Kennedy Center, and performances with the Chicago, Sydney and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras.
Read our review of Emily Grangers’ recent release with Sally Walker Something LIke This.
SUITE MÁGICA CONCERT TOUR DATES
Thursday Feb 1 | 7pm – Yarragon Studio, West Gippsland
Friday Feb 2 | 6:30pm – Primrose Potter Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre (official launch)
Saturday Feb 3 | 7pm – St David’s Cathedral, Hobart
Sunday Feb 4 | 2pm – Palais Theatre, Franklin (TAS)
Monday Feb 5 | 7pm – North Adelaide Baroque Hall, Adelaide
Thursday Feb 8 | 7pm – Wesley Music Centre, Canberra
Friday Feb 9 | 7pm – Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House
Monday Feb 12 | 7pm – St Monica’s Cathedral Cairns
ALL BOOKINGS: https://www.andrewblanch.com/tour